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In October

As the northern hemisphere starts preparing for Winter, we’ll take a look at what happened in October in the history of video games. There were many events to remember, as usual a mixture of happy, sad and interesting. This time, I have so many dates that it makes sense to order them by topic. Let’s […]

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New video: Shorts – Armalyte (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Armalyte from 1988 by Cyberdyne/Thalamus on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Armalyte aus dem Jahr 1988 von Cyberdyne/Thalamus auf dem C64. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik aus dem […]

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New video: Shorts – Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom

My new “shorts” video examines Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom from 1991 by Firebird on the Amiga. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. The game can be legally downloaded at Amigaland, in English and German versions. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Midwinter II: Flames […]

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New video: Shorts – Ghostbusters (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Ghostbusters from 1984 by Activision on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Ghostbusters aus dem Jahr 1984 von Activision auf dem C64. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik aus dem […]

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New video: Shorts – Times of Lore (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Times of Lore from 1988 by Origin/Microprose on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. The Amiga version of the game can be legally downloaded at AMI Sector One. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Times of Lore aus […]

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New video: Shorts – Plok (SNES)

My new “shorts” video examines Plok from 1993 by Software Creations on the SNES. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Plok aus dem Jahr 1993 von Software Creations auf dem SNES. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik […]

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In September

After the summer heat of August, September was a more subdued month, though over the years the history of computer and video games certainly had its moments in September. This time, there are no death dates and only three birthdays to celebrate: well-known German author Harald Evers, who tragically died of a heart attack in […]

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My short stint as a graphics artist

Way back in the summer of 1989, while on a vacation in Düsseldorf, I worked as a backup graphics artist at Rainbow Arts on the promotional (AdWare) game Sunny Shine on the Funny Side of Life – then called Sunny Shine: The L&M Game. It’s a long story. I created one of the locations and […]

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New video: Shorts – Goldrunner (Atari ST)

My new “shorts” video examines Goldrunner from 1987 by Microdeal on the Atari ST. As always, it features representative scenes and music from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Goldrunner aus dem Jahr 1987 von Microdeal auf dem Atari ST. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte und Musik […]

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